National Teacher Appreciation Month

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. As early as 1944, teachers called for a national day to honor educators. In 1980 the National Education Association (NEA) lobbied congress to create such a day, and March 7, 1980 was observed as National Teacher Day that year. The organization continued to celebrate the day in March each year until deciding in 1985 to change the event to the beginning of May.

In fact, the entire month of May is designated as Teacher Appreciation Month. You can participate in many ways, the easiest way being to send a thank you greeting. Just click on the thank you note picture below.


Let’s make hardworking teachers feel appreciated. Post a note about your favorite teacher and share this with friends to help spread the word!